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September 4, 2015

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Pope of St. Francis of Assisi Cares About Migration and Jobs Immigration policy isn’t just about how to keep people out. It should also be about how to bring people in. Pope Francis born of immigrants to the New World selected for his first journey outside the Vatican to the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa […]

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July 24, 2015

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A District map is only the beginning Last week, the City Council approved the boundaries for the four city council districts in Chula Vista. While historic, this should be viewed as only the first step in representative government – now, it’s up to the residents to take it to the next level. Having districts means […]

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June 26, 2015

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A Open Letter to Donald Trump from a Mexican American Dear Mr. Trump, As a former fan of your NBC show, and as a 41 year old Mexican man I would like to share a bit of who I am. I’m a husband, a father, and a dreamer, living in San Diego Ca. I am […]

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The Public Forum … El Foro Público…

May 1, 2015

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MTS Bus drivers now the new Migra? There a couple of issues that need to be addressed by our MTS bus system. 1. There are no restrooms for their riders, and that may be ok for the younger folk , but the seniors, especially the ladies have complained over and over again to no prevail […]

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April 24, 2015

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Lowery doesn’t get it! Evidently Mr. Lowery just didn’t get it! He is unique. The title he chose, “yesterday is over”, (YESTERDAY IS OVER: Marco Rubio, commentary published April 17) doesn’t seem to be over for Mr. Lowery! He is still living in the past, reminding the reader it was five years ago that he […]

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April 17, 2015

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Commission Chair should faciltate not obstruct redistricting progress District elections will increase access to city government for ordinary people living, working, studying and playing in their Southwest Chula Vista district and other community districts and will provide for council people more responsive in a timely manner to the people’s concerns. The council person will be […]

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April 10, 2015

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Growin number of deportess can not be ignored! For us, those of brown skin deportation can be as easy as driving though the wrong neighborhood. Yes, even now in San Diego county. Contrary to media reports for the sake of the ratings; most undocumented migrants (why in h… Would any one call us illegal aliens? […]

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An open letter to Starbucks and USA Today

March 20, 2015

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By Rinku Sen The conversation on race in our country is changing. Once a subject left to be discussed by civil rights leaders, organizers and a few non-profits, race is now a topic for many. Names like Renisha McBride, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and so many more have led to widespread conversations on race. The […]

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March 13, 2015

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City Attorney Responds to Miesen Appointment Conflict Editorial While I appreciate your, and some others’, uneasiness with the City Council’s recent appointment of Steve Miesen to its ranks, I disagree with your “legal analysis” that Mr. Miesen’s position with Republic Waste legally disqualifies him from serving on the Council. (Editorial: “It is not a question […]

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November 21, 2014

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Open Letter to Mickey Kasparian President of UFCW Local 135 and President of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Dear Mickey: What side are you on? My father was a union man and I am union man’s daughter. Memories of my youth are filled with heated discussions about union politics in my parents’ living […]

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October 31, 2014

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John McCann sets the record straight I was surprised and disappointed about your editorial and endorsement of my opponent for City Council. I am additionally disappointed because the editorial is riddled with untrue statements and inaccuracies. I do respectfully request that you correct the factual errors in your editorial. 1. I never took a trip […]

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Waterless Urinals Are Not Odorless in Men’s Rooms

October 10, 2014

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Public Forum: By Guillermo Ramirez Southwestern College (SWC) has installed waterless urinals in most of the men’s restrooms. While the water saving figures is not clear because there are not water meters installed in each restroom, the odor in the men’s restrooms is disgusting. Waterless urinals are being removed from bathrooms nationwide because of the […]

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Sweetwater Voters and Neighbors – Insist on Kevin O’Neill for Trustee Area 2

October 3, 2014

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Public Forum: By Jill Galvez Sweetwater Schools have had enough from bad public officials! Enough corruption, back room deals, nepotism and incompetence. Our educators and students are working hard to achieve rigorous academic goals. They are harmed by the corruption that has plagued the political representation on our school board. The Sweetwater School District has […]

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September 19, 2014

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DeMaio’s commitment to women’s rights questioned At a public relations event, Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio announced that he supports legislation that would make birth control pills available over the counter. He claimed this demonstrates his commitment to women’s rights. I found the announcement disconcerting because the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest has […]

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August 22, 2014

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Higher Ed for Chula Vista? The Chula Vista Bayfront development has often been held up as a shining example for job growth and future prosperity. This plan will undoubtedly create jobs; some good, many lower wage, and quite a few temporary construction types. The enormous Millennia project will do much for the same by creating […]

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Open letter to Penelope Cruz & Javier Bardem El comal le dijo a la olla

August 8, 2014

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By Edie J. Adler As a struggling actress who happens to be a Mexican-American Jew, I find a great sense of joy and pride when a fellow Latina/o or Jewish performer makes it and finds that elusive dream of success in show business. That was always the case whenever either one of you have had […]

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The Public Forum … El Foro Público…

August 8, 2014

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Border Patrol and Enrique Morones Enrique, I was one of many who were disheartened and disgusted to read the quote attributed to you in the July 14 U-T San Diego article, ‘Border Patrol takes on caretaker duties.” What has … troubled me is that when you were asked apparently about Border Patrol abuses you chose […]

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